“The real triumph of (neoliberalism) was not its capture of the right, but its colonization of parties that once stood for everything Hayek detested.”

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The end is the beginning: “Hayek told us who we are, and he was wrong.”

Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph, by George Monbiot (The Guardian)

 … It was inevitable that the blazing, insurrectionary confidence of neoliberalism would exert a stronger gravitational pull than the dying star of social democracy. Hayek’s triumph could be witnessed everywhere from Blair’s expansion of the private finance initiative to Clinton’s repeal of the Glass-Steagal Act, which had regulated the financial sector. For all his grace and touch, Barack Obama, who didn’t possess a narrative either (except “hope”), was slowly reeled in by those who owned the means of persuasion.

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